“Apple has done it again. The MacBook Pro series came to life after almost four years and it is certainly one of the finest works by Apple,” Sami Khan writes for International Business Times. “The Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled three new MacBook Pro machines on Thursday, two of which change the way we use laptops.”

“Apple’s MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch machines have something special in store for you. The most part of Apple’s Thursday event covered the uses of the latest Touch Bar, which is a long Retina display replacing the “function” keys on your keyboard,” Khan writes. “While there are a lot of things that make this Touch Bar unique, we are listing the top 8 things you can do with Apple’s new invention.”

• Photo and video editing was never so easy
• Browsing the web using Touch Bar
• Have some fun with emoji
• Control your entire screen with just taps and swipes
• Siri at your service
• Customize your Touch Bar the way you like it
• And no, the function keys are not dead
• Touch ID adds the extra touch

Khan writes, “This is the best shortcut for all your apps functions and settings Apple has ever had.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Only Apple. Wonder if it’s patented, as if that matters even a whit.

As we wrote during our live coverage, “This is the smart way to have Multi-Touch on your personal computer, as opposed to the stupidity of smearing fingers all over your Retina display.”

To us longtime Apple watchers, Cupertino seems to be saying, “Multi-Touch on the screen only when trackpads are not part of the device.”MacDailyNews, November 19, 2008

Does it make more sense to be smearing your fingers around on your notebook’s screen or on a spacious trackpad that’s designed specifically and solely to be touched? Apple thinks things through more than other companies… The iPhone’s screen has to be touched; that’s all it has available. A MacBook’s screen does not have to be touched in order to offer Multi-Touch™. There is a better way: Apple’s way.MacDailyNews, March 26, 2009

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